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Arbitration Statistics 2020 – In Full Sail Through the COVID Storm

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Introduction It is this time of the year again: most major arbitration institutions have published their statistical reports, giving us the opportunity to take a...

Brazil Judiciary regulates arbitral letters for communications between arbitrators and judicial courts

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The Brazilian Justice Counsel published on September 29, 2021 a decision regulating arbitral letters, which are the instruments foreseen in Brazilian Arbitration Act and...

District court refuses to vacate award annulled at the seat of arbitration because it...

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Compañía de Inversiones Mercantiles S.A. v. Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V., No. 1:15-cv-02120-JLK (D. Colo. Apr. 30, 2021) In 2005, Compañía de...

Brazilian Superior Court Confirms 90-Day Limitation Period to Request Annulment of an Arbitral Award

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On August 9, 2021, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) published an interesting decision on the time limit to request the annulment of...

Brazil Signs the Singapore Convention on Settlements arising from Mediation

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On June 4, 2021, Brazil signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation ("Singapore Convention"), which provides a uniform framework for settlement agreements put in writing...

Climate Finance and Arbitration

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against Climate Change was the number one topic on the news. What was most striking about the fight...

New Brazilian Bid and Public Contracts Act fosters the use of arbitration

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Brazilian Law 14.133 was published on April 1st, 2021, introducing a new regime for private parties to bid and enter into contracts with Brazilian...

Part II of a Trilogy: Investor claims in response to the State’s protective measures...

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We are pleased to introduce the second part of our trilogy of brief commentaries on Investment Treaty Protection & Covid-19 driven State Intervention. In...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 14th Edition – now available!

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We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This new edition reviews important developments in...

16th Annual ICDR Y&I Coffee House Debate

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On 28 March 2021 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Eastern / 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CET, Baker McKenzie will be sponsoring the...